Crossrail Railway Project and Conveyancing in London

Crossrail is a project to build major new railway connections under central London. The project's name refers to the first of two routes which are the responsibility of Crossrail Ltd. (The second route is the Chelsea–Hackney line.) It is based around an entirely new east-west tunnel with a central section from Paddington to Liverpool Street station. The project was approved in October 2007 and the Crossrail Act received Royal Assent in July 2008.

Services will complement the enhanced north-south Thameslink route. Ten-carriage trains will run at frequencies of up to 24 trains per hour (tph) in each direction through the central tunnel section.

The original planned schedule was that the first trains would run in 2017. In 2010 a Comprehensive Spending Review saving over £1bn of the £15.9bn projected costs meant that the first trains are now planned to run on the central section in 2018.

Occupiers in confirmed locations around a number of central London underground stations have received just three months’ notice to relocate from their current premises. More occupiers will be affected directly or indirectly by Crossrail developments over the next three years.

There are nineteen local authority areas in London and surrounding counties affected by the Crossrail development these are:

Barking & Dagenham, City of London, Havering, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bexley, Ealing, Hillingdon, Redbridge, Westminster, Brentwood, Greenwich, Islington, South Bucks, Windsor & Maidenhead, Camden, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Slough

The Local Authority Searches may reveal that the property you are intending to purchase is affected by a Crossrail Safeguarding Direction or other London projects such as the London Olympics. In the case of Crossrail, this means that the local planning authority must consult with the Crossrail team when it is considering planning applications within the area shown on plans attached to the Direction, and must report to the Secretary of State for Transport if it resolves to determine the application in a manner which is inconsistent with the advice given by Crossrail.

At iConvey, we are specialists in conveyancing and Property Law with many years of experience of property in London. If you have any concerns regarding Crossrail, our team of experienced and knowledgeable conveyancers will be able to obtain the necessary information for you.

Our conveyancers are always at hand keeping you informed every step of the way. We ensure that you are always aware of the costs at the outset with a transparent fee structure and no hidden fees.

You can obtain an instant quote for your conveyancing from this website. Our quotes are guaranteed, fully transparent and include no hidden extras for a normal conveyancing transaction.

Alternatively, simply call us on 01732 758780 for more information or to discuss your particular needs.


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